Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant Awarded

Dr. Debra Jo Hailey was awarded a 2013 Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant for an early literacy project titled "Reading on the River."  This annual event held in Natchitoches, Louisiana is designed to educate young children about literacy concepts and entertain them with the joy of book-related activities.  An important component of the program is educating parents about the importance of reading to young children.  The Service League of Natchitoches has adopted the program as their annual signature service project and other communities in our state have duplicated the program successfully. Dr. Hailey hopes to engage the Hammond community in a similar literacy event in the near future.